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August 7, 2010 |
It is August when spacious skies soar above amber waves of grain in fields stretching from sea to shining sea. It is the month of the fruited plains and purple mountain majesties that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write her anthem, "America the Beautiful," and that lured the masses west for a better life. Jonathan Bixby from Maine was one of those folks, and he hit it big. In 1881 he picked up 26,000 acres in what is today Long Beach. The property was Rancho Los Alamitos, part of a Spanish land grant earned by an intrepid soldier who marched north from Mexico in the 1760s.
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July 8, 2010 |
Blane Schvaneveldt, a hall of fame quarter horse trainer who dominated Los Alamitos Race Course for decades, racking up nearly 4,000 victories at the Orange County track, has died. He was 76. Schvaneveldt died Monday at Los Alamitos Medical Center, the track announced. He had been hospitalized Friday morning with heart arrhythmia. Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2001, Schvaneveldt had won 3,982 races and 38 training titles at Los Alamitos since 1968.
June 13, 2010 |
What a difference a summer makes. At this time last year, Santa Ana Mater Dei was scrambling to find a replacement at quarterback for Matt Barkley , the Gatorade national player of the year. Now the Monarchs have a quarterback in Max Wittek , who looked better than Barkley at times Saturday in helping Mater Dei win the championship of the Dana Point Dana Hills seven-on-seven passing tournament. Yes, the 6-foot-4 Wittek is that good, which is why he's going to follow Barkley to USC in 2011.
March 28, 2010
This month's makeover Who: Sue Gililland, 59 Income: $58,500 Goal: Restructure finances after husband's death to prepare for retirement. Assets: Life insurance proceeds of $122,000; retirement savings of $60,000; securities holdings of $1,500. Also, equity of $16,000 in a residence and at least $200,000 in an apartment property. Pension income of $1,828 a month at age 66 and Social Security income of $1,455 a month. Debts: $484,000 in a first mortgage and home equity loan on her residence and a $35,000 mortgage on her apartment property.
March 19, 2010 |
One after another, Los Alamitos players stood in the batter's box Friday, took a couple of swings, then walked back into the dugout after suffering the same fate — a strikeout at the hands of Huntington Beach Edison junior left-hander Henry Owens. Nine times in the first three innings, Los Alamitos batters struck out. This is what life is going to be like in the Sunset League this season when Owens is on the mound. The Griffins became more competitive as the game progressed, getting four singles and putting runners on second base twice, but they still were shut out by Owens, 2-0. In his first three starts this month, Owens (3-0)
February 26, 2010
TIME EVENT ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide practice TV: Speed Noon NASCAR Sprint Cup practice TV: Speed 1:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide practice TV: Speed 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying TV: Speed BOXING 6 p.m. Antonio Escalante vs. Miguel Roman TV: ...
February 19, 2010
TIME EVENT ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide practice TV: Speed Noon NASCAR Sprint Cup practice TV: Speed 1:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide practice TV: Speed 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying TV: Speed BOXING 6 p.m. Shawn Porter vs. Russell Jordan TV: ...